Primary school tables released today

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PRIMARY schools in South Tyneside were finding out whether they had made the grade in new performance tables released today.

The Key Stage 2 results published by the Department for Education list the results of 11-year-old pupils in 42 schools in the borough.

St Gregory’s Roman Catholic School in South Shields jumped to the top of the class with a perfect 100 per cent score across the board.

The school, in Harton House Road East, had 32 pupils eligible for assessment in National Key Stage 2 tests taken this year, and chalked up a flawless score in five main categories.

Pupils had a 100 per cent success rate for achieving at least level 4 – the expected level for the age group – in English. It was the same for maths.

There was also a full house for pupils making two or more levels of progress in English between the ages of seven and 11 and the same for maths.

Every pupil also achieved Level 4 in both English and Maths.

Hedworthfield Primary School and St Bede’s RC Primary School, both in Jarrow, were second and third on the table.

Both schools also achieved 100 per cent scores in all categories, but trailed St Gregory’s because they had a smaller of number of pupils being tested, 18 and 16 respectively.

Bedewell Primary School, in Hebburn, came bottom of the borough table in 42nd place, with 55 per cent of its 38 pupils reaching Level 4 in both English and Maths.

They finished below Dunn Street Primary School in Jarrow, 41st with 61 per cent of its 18 pupils reaching Level 4 in both English and Maths.

Toner Avenue Primary School, in Hebburn, was 40th, with 66 per cent of its 47 pupils reaching Level 4 in both subjects.

* For full results, don’t miss tomorrow’s Gazette.